The Implications of an Ether ETF
If an Ether ETF were to be approved, it could pave the way for increased institutional participation in the digital asset space. Diogo Mónica, co-founder and president of Anchorage Digital, believes that an Ether ETF would have a similar impact to its Bitcoin counterpart. He sees it as a regulated and accessible means for institutions and consumers to engage with the Ethereum ecosystem. What sets Ethereum apart is its proof-of-stake feature, which allows users to stake their ETH for additional rewards. If approved, an Ether ETF would not only drive institutional demand but also promote safe, secure, and regulated staking.
Potential Crypto Spring
As the prices of Bitcoin and Ether continue to rise, other smaller cryptocurrencies have also experienced price increases. Leo Mizuhara, founder and chief executive at Hashnote, suggests that this trend may signal the arrival of a crypto spring—an optimistic period for the cryptocurrency market.
The anticipation of spot Bitcoin ETF approval and the possibility of an Ether ETF being introduced have sparked excitement among industry participants. If these ETFs receive regulatory green lights, they could significantly impact the institutional adoption of digital assets, with potential implications for the wider cryptocurrency market. As we witness the rise in Bitcoin and Ether prices, along with the positive performance of smaller coins, it will be interesting to observe how the crypto spring continues to unfold.
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Bitcoin’s Tight Supply
According to analysts at Glassnode, the supply of Bitcoin is currently tight compared to historical levels. This is seen as a bullish sign for the cryptocurrency. Various metrics that measure “coin inactivity” have reached multiyear and even record highs.
One such metric is the percentage of circulating Bitcoin supply that has been held for longer than one year, which is currently hovering at its record high. Additionally, Reflexivity Research analysts note that around 70% of Bitcoin’s supply has remained untouched for over three months.
Although Bitcoin has already risen more than 120% this year, it is still down by over 45% from its peak in November 2021.
The analysts from Reflexivity Research also pointed out that even though higher Bitcoin prices typically lead to more sales, the current price levels don’t seem enticing enough for the majority of Bitcoin holders.
Crypto in a Snap
In the past seven days, Bitcoin has gained 4.6% and is currently trading at around $36,495. Ether, on the other hand, has risen by 7.5% during the same period and is priced at around $2,058.